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Major investment to Bellbridge treated water supply

02 July 2019

North East Water will soon begin a major upgrade to the Bellbridge water treatment plant and several water mains within the town.

The project supports the growth and development of the town and will increase the storage capacity of treated water.

Executive Planning and Infrastructure, Kevin Freeman said, “The $2.5 million upgrade is expected to commence in July and will take approximately 18 months to complete.

“It will begin with the replacement of water pumps and pipework that carries untreated water from Lake Hume to the treatment plant”, Mr Freeman said.

“We will then build two larger water storage tanks at the plant and update water mains within the town.

“Following completion of the storage tanks, the water treatment plant will then be upgraded.”

Mr Freeman added, “During certain periods of construction, traffic management will be in place along Bethanga Bridge, Lake Road, Hillcrest Avenue and Elizabeth Circuit.”

“There will also be minor disruption to the water supply of a small number of customers and reinstatement works will be necessary during and after the upgrade.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their patience during the coming work.”